Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a wealth of great sights and attractions that keep vacationers coming back to the Sun Fun Capital year after year. But there’s a loftier side of the Grand Strand that most visitors never see. And there’s only way to discover it – by taking to the skies! Within the past few years, sightseeing by air and even taking helicopter tours along the area’s Atlantic coastline have become very popular in Myrtle Beach. Check out these high-flying ways to take great air tours along the Grand Strand – and get ready for takeoff!
Myrtle Beach Air Tours – Offering up tours ranging in duration from 10 minutes to a full hour, all highlighting different attractions along and routes over the Grand Strand, this company flies out of the Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach. Here, you and a partner can take to the air in a vintage World War II biplane! This tour is much different from other air tours in the area because the cockpit is open-air, meaning you can feel the cool ocean air rush through your hair while being shown around town at 1,200 feet above sea level. Especially for those with a fondness for the planes of the past, this may be one of the coolest – and most nostalgic – ways to fly around Myrtle Beach!
Executive Helicopters – If you are looking for a great helicopter ride for a great price (as little as $20), Executive Helicopters is the place to go. With tours that go all around the Myrtle Beach area for up to three passengers at a time, this company can accommodate the whole family. Want to experience the beach, but it’s too hot or cold to hit the sand? Fly high above and get a great bird’s-eye view of this beautiful portion of the Grand Strand with Executive Helicopters!
Parasailing – Parasailing offers great aerial views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach coastline, as well as an exhilarating way to get your feet (way) off the ground. With nothing between your toes and the ocean waters but air, this is about as close as you can get to experiencing a seagull’s flight. The adventure is so popular that Myrtle Beach offers a number of parasail companies to choose from. You can find a list of top-notch professionals at VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
While Myrtle Beach is beautiful from the ground, it’s truly breathtaking from the air. After taking to the skies, settle back in on the ground with the wide range of amenities and accommodations available at Ocean Reef Resort. At Ocean Reef, the sky’s the limit on your next Myrtle Beach vacation!